AdiIRC

AdiIRC

Web site: adiirc.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: IRC clients
Platform: Linux (via Wine), OS X (via Wine), Windows
License: Proprietary, Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C#, .NET Framework
First release: 2005
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AdiIRC – a freeware IRC client with multiserver support and a highly customizable interface. It offers all the standard IRC features including private chats, basic Identd features, system information, SSL, IPv6, chat logging and DCC Chat/Transfers.

It also offers now playing support for various media players, advanced scripting, themes, MTS themes, plugins, and dockable/undockable activity monitors that lets you monitor many channels at once. The program stores all it`s settings in text files and does not require an installation.

Features:
– Threaded Multiservers
– System Informations
– DCC Chat/File Transfers
– Passive DCC Chat/File Transfers
– DCC (SCHAT/SSEND) secure Chat/File Transfers
– Fullscreen
– Opacity and Transparency
– Background Images
– Full Message Logging
– Easy Message Search
– SSL/TLS/STARTTLS/STS/IPV6 Connections
– Advanced scripting
– Advanced plugins API
– MTS Themes
– Theme packs Icons fonts colors sounds emoticons scripts
– Monitor Panels
– Spellchecker
– Adjustable nick column
– identd/DDE/Proxy support
– Nicklist/Treebar/Windows icons
– Advanced server list
– SASL support
– IRCv3 compatible
– Emoticons/Animated Emoticons
– Inline images/Animated gifs
– Colored emojis
– Blowfish
– Configurable Shortcuts
– Extremely configureable

AdiIRC requires Microsoft .NET 4.5 Runtime or higher installed which should already be installed if you are running Windows 7+,

ConnectedText

ConnectedText

Web site: connectedtext.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Wiki
Platform: Windows
License: Commercial
Interface: Web
Programing language:
First release: 2005
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ConnectedText – a powerful but simple information management system. It is based on wiki principles. Indeed, it is best described as a personal or desktop wiki. Yet, to characterize it as a “personal” or “desktop wiki” does not even begin to do justice to it.

ConnectedText is so much more:
– It is a free-form note-taking and note-management application that allows you to keep an unlimited number of notes in one or many files. The information can be accessed at an instant through sophisticated full-text searches, which can span all open files. Navigation between topics is a breeze. ConnectedText works like a notebook with an unlimited number of pages, which can be linked with one another easily by wiki-type links.
– It is also a free text database with hyper-linking ability. This provides you with a fast and easy way to store, structure and organize all your notes. With ConnectedText you can master a tremendous quantity of information available and necessary to do well in today’s world
– It is a thinking tool or a work pad for your ideas and thoughts, allowing you to structure and organize them by means of categories and in many other ways. ConnectedText can be as simple or sophisticated as you wish it to be.
– It is a semantic desktop application that can help you better to understand the meaning of your data.
– It has a very capable outliner. ConnectedText’s outlining view works like a one-pane outliner. But it can also be made to work two-pane outliner. Topics can be dragged into the outline view, for instance.
– It can also be used as a clipboard collection tool. When the clipboard catcher is turned on, anything copied to the Windows clipboard is automatically transferred to a ConnectedText topic. You can also drag and drop information from almost any source on the Web or your computer.

uTorrent

uTorrent

Web site: utorrent.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Peer2Peer Clients
Platform: Android, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: Proprietary, Adware
Interface: GUI, Web interface
Programing language: C++
First release: September 18, 2005
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μTorrent (or: uTorrent) – a proprietary BitTorrent client developed since 2005 by BitTorrent, Inc.

Features:
– Stream Instantly – Watch or preview torrents as they download, without waiting for the completed file.
– Convert, download and play in many formats – µTorrent Pro includes an HD media player or convert to play on any mobile device.
– Premium New Features – µTorrent Pro is always adding new features. Enjoy them at no extra cost.
– Anti-Virus Protection – Keep your PC safe by automatically scanning downloads for viruses and malware.
– Early Access – Gain access to updates and cutting-edge features before anyone else.
– No Ads – As a Pro user and a supporter of µTorrent, you can enjoy an ad-free experience.

ApexDC++

ApexDC++

Web site: apexdc.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: Peer2Peer Clients
Platform: Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: April, 2005
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ApexDC++ (previously: PWSDC++ and PeerWeb DC++) – an innovative DC++ program using the Direct Connect and ADC networks. ApexDC++ is based on StrongDC++ and offers enhanced features. ApexDC++ is free P2P software for community sharing using the DC++ protocol. It is Open Source software published under GPL-2 allowing anybody to contribute.

ApexDC features plugins and scripting through Lua and much more. Both operators and users alike should find it a pleasant experience.

Features:
– DHT Global Network
– LUA Scripting
– Segment downloading
– Intelligent file distribution
– Powerful Plugin API

The project has had four different names to this day, few which have been long forgotten, like it’s very first name PeerWeb StrongDC++ (PWSDC++) under this name the project existed only days or few weeks before it became PeerWeb DC++ (PWDC++).

MCabber

MCabber

Web site: mcabber.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Instant Messengers
Platform: BSD, Linux, OS X
License: GPL
Interface: CLI
Programing language: C
First release: June 7, 2005
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MCabber – a small console based Jabber/XMPP client. MCabber includes features such as SASL/SSL/TLS support, MUC (Multi-User Chat) support, history logging, command completion, OpenPGP encryption, OTR (Off-the-Record Messaging) support, dynamic modules and external action triggers.

MCabber is released under the GNU GPL, and has been tested on GNU/Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and Cygwin.

Some features of mcabber:
– SASL/SSL/TLS support.
– MUC support (Multi-User Chat).
– PGP, OTR support
– Chat States support (typing notifications)
– History logging: If enabled (see the CONFIGURATION FILE section), mcabber can save discussions to text history log files.
– Commands completion: If possible, mcabber will try to complete your command line if you hit the Tab key.
– Input line history: Any message or command entered is in the input line history and can be reused easily.
– External actions: Some events (like receiving a message) can trigger an external action such as a shell script if you enable it in your configuration file. A sample events script (“eventcmd”) is provided with mcabber source code, in the contrib directory.
– Modules: mcabber can load modules (a.k.a. plugins) at runtime that extend its features.

QuteCom

QuteCom

Web site: qutecom.org (not active)
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients, Instant Messengers
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++, Qt
First release: June 25, 2005
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QuteCom (previously: WengoPhone) – a free, open source software SIP-compliant VoIP client developed by the QuteCom (previously OpenWengo).

The application is available for Windows, Linux, OS X and Windows Mobile. It allows users to make free phone calls over the Internet from one computer to other with SIP compatible software. You can also make calls to landlines or mobile phones, send SMS messages and make video calls. These functions are not associated with any specific SIP provider, and therefore can be used with any provider on the market.

The application is not under development any more, and the last version was released in 2011.

Mumble

Mumble

Web site: mumble.info
Category: Network
Subcategory: VoIP Clients
Platform: Android, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: BSD
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: 2005
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Mumble – an open-source, cross-platform, VoIP application to establish true low latency voice communication for gamers. Mumble uses a client–server architecture which allows users to talk to each other via the same server.

Main features for end-users:
– Low-latency – great for talking and gaming
– Stay private and secure: always encrypted communication, public/private-key authentication by default
– Recognize friends across servers
– For gamers: in-game overlay – see who is talking, FPS and the current time, positional audio – hear the players from where they are located in-game
– Wizards to guide you through setup, like configuring your microphone

Main features for administrators:
– Libre software – no licensing hassle, caveats and limitations
– Open Source – open in security and technology, and open to extendibility
– Extensive user permission system (ACL)
– Extendible through Ice protocols
— Web interfaces – free choice of several community free software projects
— Channel viewers – even without direct Ice access, if the hoster provides the CVP, easily set up your channel viewer of choice
— Authenticators – to allow users to authenticate against an existing user database
— Custom chat commands and context (right click) menu entries

The project founder is Thorvald Natvig.

ShareFile

ShareFile

Web site: sharefile.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: File Backup and Sync
Platform: Android, iOS, web interface
License: Proprietary, Trialware
Interface: GUI
Programing language:
First release: 2005

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ShareFile – a file sharing, sync solution, secure content collaboration, cloud-based storage, virtual data rooms and client portals. It is a secure, cloud-based platform for businesses to store and share large files.

Goals:
– Securely store, send and sync—without the restrictions
– Seamlessly connect to your content wherever it resides
– Streamline collaboration with customizable workflows and a powerful Office 365 integration
– Gold Star Security
– Encrypt Your Emails
– Legally Binding E-Signatures
– Custom Client Portal
– Streamlined Co-Editing and Co-Authoring

A 30 day trial is available to give it a try.

The ShareFile is build by Jesse Lipson in November 2005, and in October 2011, ShareFile was acquired by Citrix Systems.

Columba

Columba

Web site: www.columbamail.org (not active)
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like, Windows
License: Mozilla Public License
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Java
First release: September 2005

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Columba – an email client written in Java, featuring a user-friendly graphical interface with wizards and internationalization support. Its a powerful mail management tool with features to enhance your productivity and communication.

Features:
– SMTP, POP3 and IMAP access support
– SSL and TLS transmission cryptography support
– GPG message cryptography support
– Bayesian spam filter, powered by Spam Assassin
– address book with automatic address collection and completion
– support for importing mailboxes
– email filtering
– virtual folders
– multiple skins, including GTK+ integration
– internationalization and localization to more than 10 languages
– calendars

Columba requires a Java 1.4 or later compatible virtual machine for your operating system (Java 1.5 is recommended).

The last version of Columba 1.4 was released in 2007.
The project developer is Frederik Dietz and Timo Stich.

Abaco

Abaco

Web site: lab-fgb.com/abaco/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: Linux, Plan 9
License: Lucent Public License
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C
First release: 2005 ?

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Abaco – a multi-page graphical web browser for Plan 9 intended to retrieve and display web pages while trying to be as congruent as possible with system. It is a multi-threaded and modest-sized program. Abaco supports most of the HTML 4.1 standard, including frames, tables and other tags.

Abaco uses webfs presents a file system interface to the parsing and retrieving of URLs and also handles cookies. Abaco uses it to fetch URLs, to find their content type and to get the actual URL if a redirection has occurred.

Abaco is written completely in C and the program source is small, currently con­ sists of less than eight thousand lines of code. It avoids code duplication by interacting with set of existing Plan 9 utilities and a file server. Abaco is constructed by a set of corroutines, two threads and two processes.
There is a thread for mouse and another for the keyboard. There is also a process that awaits for messages from the plumber and another process used as a timer. These coroutines use channels to communicate with each other.